The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


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Emmaus walks Sabbath

Emmaus walks

Eugene H. Peterson offers a way to make space for silence

Sabbath Sabbath


Being, having & doing enough

Six steps to sufficiency Sabbath

Six steps to sufficiency

How to be, have and do enough


'11 assembly gathers in Orlando Features

'11 assembly gathers in Orlando

Agenda includes genetics statement and LIFT recommendations

'A better world' Global

'A better world'

In India's slums, Lutherans leave a legacy of hope and opportunity

'Disastrous' youth ministry Features

'Disastrous' youth ministry

These young people are ready to be deployed

An economy of grace Perspective

An economy of grace

'God's lavish kindness couldn't be more contrary to societal norms'

Becoming the leaven Features

Becoming the leaven

Oregon congregation rises to the challenge of transformation

Transformed Features


... from despair to hope in South Carolina

Welcome to big time wrestling Features

Welcome to big time wrestling

What, you thought it would be easy?

Pass the faith

Camp homesickness Now what?

Camp homesickness

Parent asks: 'How can I prepare my child for her first time away from home?'

Family camp Summer

Family camp

Summer camping programs not just for kids anymore

Two months out

Reformation reunion Two months out

Reformation reunion

New Jersey congregation plans homecoming

Good one!

Tea & story time Good one!

Tea & story time

California ministry provides intergenerational opportunities


Paintings for all church seasons Faces

Paintings for all church seasons

Liturgical calendar inspires art project


Making music together Youngchurch

Making music together

Intergenerational music therapy program benefits youth and seniors

Web exclusives

Future pastors practice flexibility The Way We Were: 1910s

Future pastors practice flexibility

Lutheran seminary produced well-rounded students


A Lutheran Christian life for today:

The art of trusting



'End the violence' in Sudan

9 in 10: There is a God

Anthem doesn't play on

Bishops keep current policies

Brits divided on reforms

Eco-friendly popemobile

Evangelicals abroad optimistic

For the record: 492 congregations withdraw from ELCA

Good music, good cause

India churches protest

Johnson resigns as bishop

Law feels like 'meanness'

Minister suspended

Mormons on immigration

NLRB rules against Roman Catholic school

Pack your snorkel, campers

People helping people

Pick your issue

Policy change sought

Postponed in Pakistan

Pray with Taliban

Quote: Deborah Glick

Quote: Jeffrey S. Jones

Quote: Kevin Ezell

Quote: Robert Gates

Reader call: Inactive

Relief needs better coordination

Seizing a good idea

Seniors & HIV awareness

Ullestads invited to the White House

Where children play

Best this month: Merci Mister Dash!

Best this month: The Nature Principle

Best this month: Vanishing of the Bees
Documentary explores colony collapse among honeybees

Higher education: Campbell will retire as Carthage president, Alanis named director of LSPS

Higher education: Gettysburg, Luther & Odyssey join forces

Letters: Churches seem to be marching in place
Ordination article, statistical report, von Bingen review draw responses

Light Side: Standing with the bride & groom

Synod assemblies: Assemblies move toward the future
Topics include bullying, campus ministry, hunger, genetics, mission and more

Synod assemblies: Elections

E-newsletter: Meeting Jesus

E-newsletter: Our students have skills

E-newsletter: The big reveal

E-newsletter: The new back pew

E-newsletter: Thoughts on a warm summer Sunday

E-newsletter: Who's left standing?

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Embracing diversity